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 Ruth Elizabeth “Lizzie” <I>Hanby</I> Collier

Ruth Elizabeth “Lizzie” Hanby Collier

Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio, USA
Death 16 May 1930 (aged 80)
Ravenna, Portage County, Ohio, USA
Burial Ravenna, Portage County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section G Lot 355
Memorial ID 146664696 · View Source
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Ruth Elizabeth, known as "Lizzie" was born November 26, 1849 in Circleville, Ohio. At the age of 16, she was hired by the Westerville School Board as a teacher for the grand sum of $1 per day. Lizzie graduated from Otterbein College in 1872. While at Otterbein, she co-founded and was the first president of the Cleiorhetean Literary Society. Lizzie taught and submitted original writing to religious publications. She married the Reverend Samuel C. Collier on October 20, 1887. Reverend Collier, a widower, was a Methodist minister. She continued to work as a teacher and a nurse, as well as performing the many duties of a minister's wife. She had no children, but raised her husband's children as her own. She died May 16, 1930 in Ravenna, Ohio, and is buried in Maple Grove Cemetery there. Lizzie provided many family artifacts and stories for the Hanby House State Memorial.Credit Hanby House Biographies at

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 146664696
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ruth Elizabeth “Lizzie” Hanby Collier (26 Nov 1849–16 May 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 146664696, citing Maple Grove Cemetery, Ravenna, Portage County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Chris U. (contributor 47312421) .